Mum runs 100 miles for charity after son diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

A mom whose son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes final autumn has raised greater than £1,000 for charity.

Jennifer Nicolson, 40, from Fife, laced up her trainers and ran 100 miles in January as a part of her fundraising mission for Diabetes UK.

Having solely got down to increase £100, Jennifer smashed the goal and has to date collected £1,380.

Her son Jake was diagnosed in October after he started demonstrating the primary signs of type 1 diabetes: reducing weight, ingesting excessively, frequent visits to the bathroom, fatigue and a scarcity of vitality.

The Castlehill Primary School pupil started checking his blood glucose ranges simply days after being diagnosed and began injecting insulin inside two weeks.

The 10-year-old has been described by his mom as a “little trooper” as he got here to phrases with managing the situation.

Writing on her JustGiving web page, Jennifer stated: “Jake has been so brave and tackled it head on. He has to test his blood sugars every time he eats and more if he is unwell. He has to inject himself with insulin at least five times a day.”

Jennifer, who’s a paedatric workers nurse at Ninewells Hospital,stated she took on the fundraising challenged after feeling a “bit helpless”. She stated: “I thought if I could raise funds towards finding a cure or helping someone it made me feel like I was doing something.”

Speaking to Fife Today, Jennifer stated: “I’m a kids’s nurse myself. I’ve a background data of diabetes. He wasn’t properly over a interval of a few weeks and I put two and two collectively.

“The diabetic staff and the college have been actually impressed with him. He’s simply taken all of it in his stride. He’s been a bit of trooper.”

Click right here if you happen to want to donate to Jennifer’s fundraising problem.